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Chainbreaker White IPA - Deschutes Brewery

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Chainbreaker White IPAChainbreaker White IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,526 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,526
Reviews: 274
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 41
Gots: 151 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HuskyinPDX on 05-11-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Braseltonage, Jan 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with best by date 01/10/2014 printed on the label, so I'm just in time to save this beer from going over the hill. Another new beer to me from Deschutes, this time a white IPA, or a Belgian IPA, not a style I am too fond of, but I'm keeping an open mind.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a hazed lemon straw colored body with less than a finger of thin fizzy bone white bubbles for a head. Some thin bubbly white lacing. Fairly poor head retention. Not bad, but fairly unimpressive to look at.

S - The smell doesn't really come across as Belgian too much. Grassy / herbal hops - lemongrass, oranges, grapefruit. Some soapiness. Some musty yeast, but not what I would call funky, more of a fruity yeast presence. Smells more IPA than Belgian.

T - Taste resembles what a light-bodied pale ale might be if it had just a hint of bubblegum malt and floral coriander / mild clove spice tossed in. None are really evident on the nose, and all are pretty short lived in the flavor. Bready biscuit malt, lemongrass, orange, grapefruit, and fruity / earthy yeast.

M - Feel is crisp, lightly herbal, and lightly sticky on the finish. Medium bodied with decent, tingly carbonation.

Overall, an okay beer, but it's nothing to write home about. I'm not a big fan of white IPA's to begin with, and this one takes the subtle route, which I suppose is nice, but it seems a little too tame and pulled back, but it is approachable, light, refreshing, and sessionable.

Deschutes Chainbreaker White IPA ---3.5/5

mfnmbvp, Jan 03, 2014
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Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,526 ratings.